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This little lady munching on her lunch was snapped by Kelly O'Hara in Papamoa. The miomantis caffra – more commonly known as the springbok mantis – is a species of praying mantis that is native to South Africa. It was discovered to have...

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What effect does singing and music have on Parkinson's disease sufferers? They don't know. But it's important to find out. Tauranga speech and language therapist Robin Matthews says it is known physical exercise, although essential for...

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Periods of heavy rain are expected in the Bay today as a severe weather warning remains in place. The MetService issued a warning for the region yesterday ahead of a dumping of rain which caused surface flooding in the area. Heavy rain is expected in...

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The MetService is predicting a chance of heavy rain and thunder this afternoon after issuing a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty. “A large complex trough, with several embedded fronts and low centres, is slowly moving eastwards across...

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Last Monday he watched a pod of Orcas cruise by. Then today Papamoa fisherman John Howlett encountered a four to five metre beaked whale – possibly a Gray's beaked whale. The Gray's beaked whale filmed by John Howlett. Video: John Howlett....

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A westerly flow bringing a series of fronts and lows predominates this week, with cold temperatures expected to continue until later in the week.  Temperatures of around 15-18 degrees are expected during the day in the Bay of Plenty, with overnight...

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Protestors have reoccupied a drilling site on Mt Karangahake in the Coromandel. The 25 protestors from Protect Karangahake went onto the Newcrest Mining drill site at 12pm today. Protestors on the Newcrest Mining site on Mt Karanahake today. Photo: Supplied. Protestor...

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The conservation group Protect Karangahake continues to put pressure on Australian mining giant Newcrest Mining by temporarily shutting down one of their drilling operations near My Karangahake. Protect Karangahake's chairperson Duncan Shearer...

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The East Coast town of Tolaga Bay was woken early this morning by an earthquake. GeoNet says the quake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and was located 5km north of the small settlement at a depth of 19km and struck at 4.52am this morning. SunLive has...

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Bay of Plenty and Coromandel residents are being warned to prepare for another lashing of thunderstorms this afternoon. An active front is expected to move northeast over most of central and northern New Zealand today and overnight tonight. The MetService...

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